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Funding News - Applications Sought for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for individual predoctoral MD/PhD fellows.  This announcement is made together with 7 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*

The enormous complexity of biomedical and behavioral science today prevents the standard course of study at most medical schools from providing the experience necessary to develop researchers.   Integrated curricula that combine training for the MD degree with extensive research experience have been developed because scientists who are both medical doctors and trained scientists play a vital role in helping to bring the highest scientific standards into basic, clinical, translational, epidemiologic, prevention, and services research settings.

This award is for promising applicants who have the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists—including patient-oriented physician-scientists—in their scientific mission areas.  This funding opportunity supports individual predoctoral F30 fellowships with the expectation that these training opportunities will increase the number of future investigators in basic, translational, and clinical research who are physician-scientists.

For more information, potential applicants should contact the Office of Training and Career Development, Division of Extramural Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2154, Bethesda, MD  20892; telephone:  301-496-4188; fax:  301-402-4370; e-mail:  nindstrainingoffice@ninds.nih.gov.

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-05-151.html.